PHIL 397.001 – Colloquium for Philosophy Majors

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Instructor: Susan Wolf. This course meets W 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. in CW 208.

The Concept of a Person

References to “the human condition” typically assume that there is something distinctive and important about humans that differentiates them from lower animals on the one hand and gods on the other.  What is it that makes humans – or, alternatively, persons – special?  This course will explore this question by studying some fundamental problems in philosophy that seem to only make sense in connection with human lives:  free will, personal identity, and the meaning of life.

Recommended for philosophy majors in their junior year.